Here is audio of Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak saying they should vote directly on the Senate Health Care Bill, rather than using the "deem-and-pass" strategy.
As I write this post, Fox News' Carl Cameron just reported that Democrats appear ready to drop the "deem-and-pass" strategy (as reader Larry S. predicted), and instead go to a direct vote on the Senate Health Care Bill. Cameron said there were several Democrats concerned about the appearance of using the strategy, and that some had even said they might not vote for the bill if the strategy was used. In other words, they may be dropping it because they have to.
Earlier in the day, Democrat Rep. Chaka Fattah said they were going to use "deem-and-pass" even if they were sure they had the 216 votes they need.